Guy Fawkes was in his mid thirties at the time of the conspiracy. He was born in England but had spent most of the previous decade fighting for the Catholic cause in the Netherlands. It was during his years as a soldier that he became something of an explosives expert. When the plot was uncovered he was caught red-handed, with a torch in hand, ready to ignite the explosives. He was tortured for four days but failed to reveal any of his co-conspirators. By the time he was put on trial, some had left the country, but others had taken up arms. He was convicted of treason, and then hung, drawn, and quartered.
|Guy Fawkes born.|
|Fought for the Catholic cause in the Netherlands. Became explosives expert.|
|Present at the siege of Calais.|
|Returned to England.|
|Explosives expert for the Gunpower Plot.|
|Tried and executed for treason.|
|Story of Guy Fawkes in||Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall|
|What Gunpowder Plot Was in||The Tudors and the Stuarts by M. B. Synge|
Stern men with drawn swords closed in upon him.
in Our Island Story
The Gunpowder Conspirators
in The Tudors and the Stuarts
|First Stuart king of England. Intelligent and competent, but unable to work effectively with Parliament.|
|Master mind of the Catholic Gunpower plot.|